DON Dish of the Day

Introducing ‘DON Dish of the Day’, where we bring you a new recipe each week from acclaimed chefs working at some of your favourite restaurants. Our chefs will shake up the weekday monotony by adding a delicious DON twist to some easy family favourites. What’s more, across the ‘DON Dish of the Day’ series, DON will be donating up to 40,000 meals to Australians in need via Foodbank*.

Check out the videos below and get ready to wow your family with these tasty recipes!

*DON will donate up to 5,000 meals each week over 8 weeks commencing 17 June 2020. More details can be found in the videos below.

Chicken, Ham & Ginger Dumplings - By Victor Liong (Lee Ho Fook & CHUKKA)

Victor Liong, an Australian with Chinese/Malaysian heritage was in search of his culinary identity and looking to forge a deeper connection with his culture. After landing a job in his early 20s with chef Dan Hong at Marque, Victor discovered a new way to embrace his love of food and explore his cultural roots. Victor has gone on to open Lee Ho Fook in Melbourne’s CBD and CHUUKA in Sydney, bringing together traditional Chinese dishes and flavours with the modern flair of Australian cuisine. Watch how he creates delicious dumplings using DON® Thinly Sliced English Style Leg Ham.

Tacos with DON® Hungarian Salami Salsa - By Mark Sainsbury (Park Hyatt Melbourne)

With over 25 years of hospitality experience, Mark Sainsbury is the executive chef at Park Hyatt Melbourne. Mark has recently moved from The Montague Kitchen at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill to the Hyatt Group’s Park Hyatt Melbourne. In his role as executive chef, Mark brings his philosophy of Food. Thoughtfully sourced, Carefully Served to the menu. Watch Mark create tasty Chicken Tacos with DON® Mild Hungarian Salami Salsa.

Locro Argentino and Spring Onion Sofrito - By Dan Szwarc (Asado & Dan’s Empanada Bar)

Born and raised in Argentina, Dan’s driving passion is food and, most of all, honesty when it comes to food. His food style is multi-faceted combining influences from his French training, Australian lifestyle and South American heritage. Formerly the Head Chef at Fenix and Made establishment’s Hellenic Hotel and Hellenic Republic, Dan has returned to his homeland roots and is currently head chef at Asado, as well as the owner of Dan’s Empanada Bar. Watch him create a traditional Argentinian Locro using DON® Kabana, DON® Chorizo and DON® Premium Butcher’s Style Bacon.

DON® Chicken & Chorizo Paella - By Maria Kabal (Tokar Estate)

Maria grew up in a family passionate about food, so it was no surprise that at 18 she left her home country of Estonia to pursue a culinary education in the United Kingdom. After studying and working full time, Maria travelled to Australia and took on a position at Spanish institution, Anada. She quickly climbed her way to the top as head chef before joining the family-owned winery, Tokar Estate. Watch her create a tasty Paella using DON® Thinly Sliced Chicken Breast and DON® Chorizo!

Vermicelli noodles with XO sauce and DON® White Hungarian Salami - By Georgina Dent (Anchovy)

Georgina is no stranger to heat in the kitchen, working in Michelin-starred restaurants in London and New York and at just 19, was named ‘best young chef’ by the Observer Food Monthly. Georgina joined Melbourne’s Anchovy earlier this year and has been inspired by the eatery’s modern Asian cuisine. Watch her create a delicious vermicelli noodle bowl with XO sauce made using DON® White Hungarian Salami, for the ultimate flavour kick!

Portarlington Mussels & Tomato Spaghetti with DON® Real Diced Bacon - By Reuben Davis

Reuben has worked under some of the most celebrated and well-known chefs in the world before making a name for himself in Melbourne at The Press Club and Elektra Dining Room. Reuben shares his take on a tasty, family friendly spaghetti and mussel dish with delicious DON bacon.

Breakfast Pizza with DON® Double Smoked Leg Ham - By Adam D’Sylva (Coda and Tonka)

Adam has established an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s most prominent chefs. Best known for his award-winning Melbourne restaurants Tonka and Coda, watch how he creates this delicious family-friendly recipe with a twist on the classic breakfast staples of eggs and ham.

Risotto with DON® bacon wrapped chicken and oyster mushrooms - By Daniele Vischetti (Vue De Monde)

Daniele is an Italian chef from Melbourne’s Vue De Monde with extensive global experience. Watch how Daniele creates an easy and delicious family favourite by adding a flavoursome twist to your boring pantry staple of rice.